Testimonial HUS

You had genuine concern for the well-being of our daughter.

When I think back about how we chose a lawyer, we had lots of family and friends who researched this area of the law and we came up with a few different lawyers to contact. We wanted to feel comfortable with someone who had a reputation for taking cases to trial and winning big verdicts.

Fred came out personally to meet with us. He took the time to sit down and talk with us and to tell us how things work. He has a real knowledge base on these types of injuries and when he doesn’t know the answers, he sure knows how to find out. The way he approached the subject matter reinforced for us what we had read about him and his firm.

Fred and Brendan and the whole firm did a fantastic job of putting the case together. It’s a real team that works together and it wasn’t just one or two people on the case. We were introduced to many people at the firm and they were all working for the best outcome on our behalf.

We felt like Fred had a genuine concern for the well-being of our daughter in mind.
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Client Burn Survivor

You helped our family in so many ways. 

We lost everything… but the amount of help we received from Fred and his law firm was incredible. No amount of money can replace what we lost. I went through 15 to 20 surgeries. But I’m still alive and I get to spend the rest of my life with my family and we’re going to be happy the rest of our lives.

Before the case was settled, we had no income. My wife couldn’t go back to work. Fred stepped in and guided us to a bank that loaned us the money we needed. And the law firm was extremely helpful in finding us a new place to live. We were under so much stress and they helped in so many ways.
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Husband and Wife Sitting

You helped us have financial security.

When Fred first met John, his cognitive and physical abilities were impaired by Listeria’s attack on his central nervous system. He was just starting to recover from the meningitis. None of that stopped Fred from talking straight up to John, with all the compassion you could imagine. It was an approach that meant a lot to us, especially to John.

Fred is like family now. He’s close to being a brother.

No amount of money can truly compensate for the kind of losses that John suffered, and all the anguish. But the funds Fred obtained for us have become an important part of our financial security. We are grateful for what Fred did for us.
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Client Food Poisoning

You showed compassion.

The settlement from my case allows me to live independently after having been forced to rely on others for care.  I can now afford to hire folks to help me with any physical task I cannot do on my own without needing to depend on my parents for financial support to live on my own.

I remember one of the first things Fred said to me on the phone was that he was so sorry this happened. I can’t describe the meaningfulness of that sort of simple, genuine acknowledgment. If I had any doubt that this was the right firm for me, Fred’s comment sealed the deal.

Moreover, I sought experience and the firm provided it. It’s clear from the firm’s history and their handling of food poisoning cases that they have been successful in achieving significant monetary awards to compensate clients devastated by the effects of food-borne illness, particularly the Listeria bacteria. The relatively small size of the firm is a definite plus. You aren’t a “number” and it’s a place that’s very family-oriented.

As important to me as it was to gain a financial settlement, an even greater reward of our food poisoning litigation was holding the food company accountable for selling products tainted with such a dangerous bacteria.

Client Story Ecoli

You helped me through a very difficult time.

When I was seventeen years old, I became very sick with a food-borne illness called E. coli. I later learned that I got the bacteria from an under-cooked meat product. Because of this, I suffered from hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which caused my kidneys to fail. I was on dialysis for three months.

My kidneys are still significantly damaged and the doctor has informed me that the function of my kidneys will only decline.

My mother found Fred Pritzker law while looking for information about food-borne illnesses. We hadn’t considered a lawsuit, but after speaking with Mr. Pritzker and doing our research on the firm, we reconsidered. I found that members of the firm were more knowledgeable than some of my doctors on food-borne illnesses.

Fred Pritzker was there for some very difficult times in my family. It is very nice to know people care and are willing to take your call personally.  I was pleasantly surprised when I would call the firm and be known without anyone referring to a file.
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Candles Burning

You saw me as an individual and not a case number.

The Pritzker law firm had handled tragic losses before and that’s a big reason I turned to them after the accident. They knew what they were doing and they were sensitive to our kids and what they were going through. They were always willing to listen to what I had to say and I just thought they were very human.

We liked Fred Pritzker because he wasn’t so zealous and he also didn’t minimize our case. They saw me as an individual and not a case number. These cases are about money, yes, but I didn’t feel like that’s all it was.

With Fred on our side, there were so many things that they delved into on our behalf. I just let them take care of it. They always notified us and gave us lots of time to decide.

In the end I was very happy with them. It would be a lot scarier if we didn’t have the settlement money. I felt there was closure.  I felt like they did put my best interests at heart.

I will say this about Fred and his firm: They have interest in you as a person, not someone who they are going to win money off of.

Holding Hands after Wrongful Death

You kept your word.

After our family mourned in excruciating pain over the school drowning death of our son, we sought justice and turned to Fred Pritzker and his law firm to uncover the truth of what happened.

What Fred and his team discovered was that pool safety in the school was nothing more than an afterthought. If those responsible for supervising children in the pool had been following rules and paying attention, our son would still be with us.

When something like this happens to you, you are fragile, breaking, melting. You want a truthful explanation of what happened. Lots of people will try to take advantage of you in a situation like that, but Fred kept his word.
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You helped me get a new leg.

I was still in a coma from my motorcycle accident when my sister, who is a very savvy investment banker, connected me with Fred’s law firm. After I woke up, Eric visited me. I could tell he was a great guy, someone with a heart of gold.

The accident was 100 percent the fault of the other driver and the crash left me with a traumatic brain injury and only one leg. I needed care throughout the day and night.

I was broke and I was disabled. I had no medical insurance. My medical bills would surpass $1 million. I kept thinking, how am I going to earn an income now? How can I make a living?

Fred and Eric were like, “We got this. We’ll take care of you. You’re all right.’’ It was an incredible help to have them in my corner.

Fred and Eric put me in touch with one of the country’s best prosthetists, a local guy who works with athletes in the paralympics. Long before we had a settlement, I had a leg and that meant a lot. The doctor was like, “Here you go. Pay me later.”

It all turned out not so bad. I get to live again. I get to work again. The settlement money was more than enough to keep me afloat. I have a new place to live.

As I look ahead, I have ongoing medical issues and I’m at risk for another stroke as a result of the accident. But I’ve been able to move on. I can breathe free and not worry about it too much.